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Simon Fraser University Faculty Association
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Committees and Associations

Sub-series consists of records relating to the Dean's participation on various campus committees and membership in professional associations. For the complete list of committees and associations, see Access Points below. Records include correspondence and working papers, agendas and minutes, reports and publications.

Faculty Association

Sub-series consists of records relating to the Vice-President, Academic's interactions with the Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA). Activities and topics documented include negotiations for the collective framework agreement, consultations with SFUFA on development of academic policies, procedures and other maters affecting the terms and conditions of academic employment, and the activities of the Advisory Committee on Faculty Salaries (1975) and the Advisory Committee on Collective Bargaining (1977). Records includes correspondence, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, agreements, and legal advice.

Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA)

Sub-series consists of records relating to the Vice-President, Academic's participation in the university's consultations and negotiations with the Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA) on matters relating the collective framework agreement, academic policies, and other matters affecting the terms and conditions of academic employment. Records include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, the report of the Joint Committee on Appeals on Matters Affecting Terms and Conditions of Employment (1993) and other reports, lists of SFUFA executive members, and arbitration briefs.

SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) negotiation files

Series consists of records relating to negotiations between the university and the Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA) on matters relating to the collective framework agreement establishing the terms and conditions of academic employment at SFU. Records include correspondence, notes, policies, arbitration briefs, reports and statistics, negotiating proposals, agreements, meeting minutes, notes, and working papers.

Background material - Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology Department

Sub-series consists primarily of photocopied material related to the trusteeship over the PSA department, the PSA Strike, and the subsequent dismissal of eight faculty members of the PSA department. Subjects, events and activities documented include the PSA Tenure Committee; the SFU Faculty Association; the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and statements; the CAUT Committee of Inquiry and motion of censure; the American Anthropological Association (AAA) ad hoc committee to investigate the SFU dispute; the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA)'s boycott of SFU; the American Sociological Association ad hoc committee on the SFU dispute; the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)'s position; the Association of University and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)'s Committee on Academic Freedom; the Palmer Committee decision; the Rosenbluth Committee Report; the Supreme Court of BC in Wheeldon vs. SFU; and the university administration's actions under Presidents Kenneth Strand and Pauline Jewett. Sub-series consists of reports, issues of the Peak, minutes, memoranda, abstracts, press releases, correspondence, research notes, telegrams, newsletters, newspaper articles, strike bulletins, CAUT bulletins, book excerpts, journal articles, and printed online material.

Miscellaneous background material - C.R. Day

Sub-series consists of original and photocopied material related to the Senate Committee on Rules and Procedures Pertaining to Professional Conduct. Subjects, events and activities documented include professional conduct at other universities; the Faculty Association Committee on the University Act; legal matters related to professional conduct; university governance; and the Planning Committee on Interior Programming's 1977 report. Sub-series consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, book excerpts, and drafts of procedures on professional conduct.

Simon Fraser University Faculty Association collection (Manfred Mackauer collector)

  • F-185
  • Collection
  • 1968 - 1979

From 1969 to 1970, Mackauer served as vice-president of the Simon Fraser University Faculty Assocation (SFUFA), and from 1970 to 1971 he served as SFUFA's president. During his time on the SFUFA executive, the university underwent a period of unrest culminating in the strike of eight faculty members in the Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology (PSA) Department. After the Board of Governors fired three of the suspended professors and cancelled part of the university's document protecting faculty rights, the SFUFA executive called for a vote of non-confidence in the Board and SFU President Kenneth Strand. When faculty members rejected the executive's recommendation, Mackauer and three other members of the executive resigned.

Collection consists primarily of the SFUFA president's correspondence during the PSA crisis. In addition, there is some correspondence concerning other matters of interest to faculty members such as salary negotiations, pensions, and sabbatical leave. Records include correspondence, clippings, notes, minutes, legal statements, reports and other documents.

Mackauer, Manfred

Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA)

Sub-series consists of records relating to the university's consultations and negotiations with the Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA). Activities and topics documented include benefits, dues, salaries, consultation meetings, and negotiations on the collective framework agreement governing the terms and conditions of employment for faculty. Records include correspondence, reports, policies, meeting minutes, agreements, legal advice, and SFUFA newsletters and other printed matter.

SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) consultation files

Series consists of records relating to the regular consultations between the university administration and the Simon Fraser University Faculty Associations (SFUFA) relating to the university policies and other matters affecting the terms and conditions of academic employment at SFU. Records include meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, policies, notes, and working papers.

Photocopies from the Peak

Sub-sub-series consists of several hundred full-page photocopies from The Peak relating to the governance of Simon Fraser University; student affairs; student activism; and academic freedom and tenure. These issues of the Peak are in chronological order. Hugh Johnston referred to these by creating a rough index of articles identified by the page and date of the Peak issues. This index is provided in pages 65-77 of the Yellow Notebook in sub-sub-series three. Subjects, events and activities documented include anti-war rallies and draft dodgers; athletics; football; tuition, student loans and bursaries; the BC Union of Students; Canadian Union of Students (CUS); the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Association of University and Colleges of Canada (AUCC); the Faculty Association; Food Services; residences; registration; Graduate Student Society; the PSA affair; Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); Students for a Democratic University (SDU); the Shell service station dispute; the student movement; the Simon Fraser Student Society; and the Women's Movement.

Academic departments and faculties

Sub-sub-series consists of photocopied material relating to the development and administration of academic departments; and the appointment, promotion, and tenure of faculty. Hugh Johnston numbered most of the pages and created an index to this material. Subjects, activities, and events documented include the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee; the Appointment Committee; the Joint Committee on Salaries, Promotions and Tenure; the SFU Faculty Association; faculty appointments; the CAUT Censure; sabbatical leave; PSA dismissals; foreign scholars; departmental reviews; the University Development Committee; the development of academic research centres and institutes; faculty members; culturally significant individuals, groups and movements of the 1960s; student activism and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Sub-sub-series includes appointment notices; selected chapters of an unpublished anthology of essays; correspondence; draft policy statements; printed emails; faculty handbooks; interview transcriptions; discussion papers; list serve postings; memoranda; minutes; printed material from online newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias; newspaper and journal articles; reports; and working papers.